April 22 / 16.20 Kempton

16.20

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Sri Lanka, The Wonder Of Asia Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Sri Lanka, The Wonder Of Asia Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.50

Form: /5753-

Last run: 379 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Shaped with significant promise in all three qualifying runs, most recently when third in Plumpton maiden (2m, good) a year ago; has fitness to prove on this handicap debut but market support will make him of strong interest; tongue-tie fitted.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

26th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:35 Fontwell

Happy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Did it well when making a successful handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) last month after a year off; up 10lb when only fifth of 11 at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) eight days ago, but only two flights were jumped so it's probably best to forgive that; shortlisted.

3/1

2nd

1

26th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:35 Fontwell

Happy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Did it well when making a successful handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) last month after a year off; up 10lb when only fifth of 11 at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) eight days ago, but only two flights were jumped so it's probably best to forgive that; shortlisted.

3/1

5th

1

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Happy Boy

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Built on the promise he showed at Plumpton when a comfortable 8l winner at Kempton (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) on his handicap debut last month; up 10lb for that and 5lb-claiming rider is enlisted; player.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 806U

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner on the Flat; soundly beaten in three novice/maiden hurdles this season and but was unlucky to come to grief at fourth flight on handicap debut in March and remains very unexposed in this sphere.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Mr Zee

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

took keen hold, towards rear, not fluent 3rd, in touch with leaders before 4 out, mistake 3 out, outpaced home turn, went modest fourth 2 out

11/2

2nd

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Mr Zee

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

in rear, mistake 1st, some headway before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on well and went second towards finish

14/1

2nd

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Mr Zee

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

in rear, mistake 1st, some headway before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on well and went second towards finish

14/1

Form: 26007

Last run: 142 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for four maiden/novice hurdles in the autumn (2m-2m3f) but makes handicap debut from a lowly mark and gets to race on good ground for first time since finishing second in a small-field bumper last spring; worth a market check.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

14

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

12:40 Worcester

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10st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed off today's lowly mark on handicap hurdle debut at Kempton (2m, good) in April and didn't run badly in a somewhat unsatisfactory race at Uttoxeter last month; back up in trip for today's chasing debut and has possibilities if he takes well to fences.

10/1

8th

10

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Exclusive Getaway

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Runner up in a good ground maiden bumper this time last year; hasn't built on that over hurdles but took a step in the right direction at Kempton (2m, good) latest; could be involved if able to build on that.

10/1

8th

10

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Exclusive Getaway

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Runner up in a good ground maiden bumper this time last year; hasn't built on that over hurdles but took a step in the right direction at Kempton (2m, good) latest; could be involved if able to build on that.

10/1

Form: 227

Last run: 75 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful Flat-racer who was second in two juvenile hurdles during the winter; below form on latest outing in February but remains open to improvement in handicap hurdles.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Orchestra

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual Flat winner at up to 1m2f on good to soft; below par when returning from a break at Kempton (2m, good) in April; back in better form when headed close home over C&D (good to soft) latest; up 1lb; player.

7/2

2nd

6

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Orchestra

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual Flat winner at up to 1m2f; placed twice in slow ground 2m juvenile hurdles; raced freely and beaten over 11l when favourite on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good); drops 1lb; probable player if settling.

6/1

2nd

6

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Orchestra

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Dual Flat winner at up to 1m2f; placed twice in slow ground 2m juvenile hurdles; raced freely and beaten over 11l when favourite on last month's handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good); drops 1lb; probable player if settling.

6/1

Form: 315331 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Scored over hurdles at Newcastle (2m1f, good) in December and reverts to this discipline after clearcut success over fences at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; probably still on a workable mark; respected.
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2nd

3

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

Ferrybridge

11st 6lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Off the mark over fences in a novice handicap at Huntingdon in March (2m, good); fair efforts over fences last twice; one to consider.

9/2

2nd

3

16th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

19:40 Fontwell

Ferrybridge

11st 6lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Had a bit go his way when successful at Huntingdon in March (pace collapse and others' errors), but last week's Hereford third consolidated that form; more needed, but hasn't had many goes over 2m2f-plus.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 0-256O D

Last run: 86 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Placed in a Listed bumper on good ground last season; 0-4 over hurdles this term but was very much in contention before inexplicably running out at third-last flight on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in January; sports first-time cheekpieces today; big player if he stays on the course here.
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1st

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Shinji

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

pressed leader, led after 2nd, soon clear with one other

13/2

Form: 5P1145 D

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Won twice over hurdles at Worcester last summer (2m, good/good to soft) but has not shown much on the Flat lately and needs to prove his wellbeing.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

16th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Emanate

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Thought by connections as better suited by galloping tracks such as the Worcester of last year's two 2m wins (good, good to soft), which doesn't augur well around this sharp test, a further 2lb ease notwithstanding.

14/1

4th

8

16th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Emanate

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Thought by connections as better suited by galloping tracks such as the Worcester of last year's two 2m wins (good, good to soft), which doesn't augur well around this sharp test, a further 2lb ease notwithstanding.

14/1

7th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Emanate

11st 2lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, no impression after 2 out

14/1

Form: 0P6P

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won a low-grade Flat handicap for Sir Mark Prescott in 2022 but has struggled to get competitive over hurdles for new stable this season (2m3f-2m4f) and is 11lb out of the weights for this handicap debut; drops in trip with tongue-tie/cheekpieces added.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Captain Howse

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

took keen hold, prominent, weakened before 2 out

33/1

8th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Captain Howse

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

took keen hold, prominent, weakened before 2 out

33/1

4

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Captain Howse

11st 5lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Karen Jewell

Fair Flat performer (won a 2m AW handicap); hasn't shown enough over hurdles to suggest he will take this.

33/1

Form: P/0P-5

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in all four handicaps but did at least run well to a point at Huntingdon (2m, soft) last month, after a layoff; might fare better on today's faster ground and with that run under his belt; 1lb wrong.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Chronos

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Paul Webber

midfield, not fluent 3rd, no impression after 3 out

25/1

9th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Chronos

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Paul Webber

midfield, not fluent 3rd, no impression after 3 out

25/1

5th

6

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Chronos

10st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Paul Webber

raced in fourth, headway before 5th

25/1

Form: 584/P0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish 8yo; pulled up on stable debut in February, after a long absence, and dropped out of contention very tamely in straight at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft) last month; now 0-9 over hurdles; needs to step up.
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5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Millford Sound

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Millford Sound

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

10th

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Millford Sound

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

Dual Flat winner at up to 1m4f in Ireland where he also showed promise over hurdles; pulled up in a Hereford handicap after a long break on stable debut; bit to prove.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £114.10
Straight Forecast £113.41
Tricast £717.30
Trifecta £923.60

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Shinji

Daily Mirror:

Shinji

Telegraph:

Ferrybridge

The Star:

Ferrybridge

TOPSPEED:

Orchestra

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